Spirited, pacey and packed with joy, the treasured story of the March sisters comes to HOME Manchester this December. Louisa May Alcott’s celebrated tale has been lovingly adapted for the stage by screenwriter, novelist and playwright Anne-Marie Casey, bringing new life to this timeless text.
Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical novel has captured hearts since it was first published in 1868.
Louisa May Alcott’s semi-autobiographical novel has captured hearts since it was first published in 1868 and still reigns as one of the best-loved novels of all time. Set to the backdrop of the American Civil War, the book was inspired by Alcott’s own experiences growing up with three sisters.
With the perfect balance of wit, drama, romance and tragedy, Little Women tells the beautifully timeless and charming story of the March family, hard-working mother Marmee and her four daughters – Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy. With their father away fighting in the war, the story follows the sisters’ passage from childhood to adulthood as they struggle to survive in New England during the American Civil War.
Directed by Brigid Larmour, who received previous acclaim for The Merchant of Venice 1936 (which returns to HOME from 28 November to 2 December), the production features an impressive cast. Kacey Ainsworth, who many will know as Little Mo from Eastenders, will take the role of mother Marmee alongside Jessica Brydges, Rachael McAllister, Meg Chaplin and Julia Brown as daughters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, respectively. The cast is completed by stage and screen actor Daniel Francis-Swaby; TV, radio and stage actor Susan Twist and renowned stage actor Tom Richardson.
A heart-warming production for all ages.
Little Women promises to be a heart-warming production for all ages – for those exploring the tale for the first time and those who were gripped by the novel in their youth. Anne-Marie Casey’s fresh, celebrated version of the classic tale; the perfect combination of cast and creatives and a seasonal sprinkling of festive cheer, make Little Women a hot ticket this winter.